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David’s Watch Diary: November 2021, Part One

Brief thoughts on Eternals, The French Dispatch, Last Night in Soho, The Harder They Fall, Nine Days, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, and more.

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Re-View: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

J.J. Abrams’ s first Star Trek film was a surefire hit right out of the gate, impeccably cast and bringing some desperately-needed energy to a franchise that had been starting to drown in its own convoluted canon. Many of Abrams’s choices upset die-hard Trek fans, but I wasn’t among them–like Abrams, I’ve always kind of been more of a Star Wars guy and didn’t care much what was “different.” It wasn’t perfect, but I really thought the 2009 entry was a total blast from beginning to end, and expectations for the inevitable sequel were sky-high.

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